The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £381 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Manager
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 24 16 19
Rank change year-on-year -8 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 16 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 7.14% 5.00% 3.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.34% 5.22% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 2
Median daily rate £381 £438 £172
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.85% +153.99%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £380 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £176
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year -14.66% +3.44%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 218 115 113
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 97.32% 95.83% 96.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 50 58
Median daily rate £400 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £105 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 5
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.24% +7.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.61 £40.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland that featured Project Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Northern Ireland

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Project Manager in Northern Ireland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in Northern Ireland

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in Northern Ireland over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Manager in Northern Ireland

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Project Manager in Northern Ireland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in Northern Ireland

Project Manager
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Manager within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -8 16 £381 -12.85%
Project Manager
UK

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Project Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northern Ireland region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 20 (76.92%) Project Management
2 12 (46.15%) MS Project
2 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
3 10 (38.46%) SC Cleared
4 9 (34.62%) Waterfall
4 9 (34.62%) Change Control
4 9 (34.62%) People Management
4 9 (34.62%) PRINCE2
4 9 (34.62%) Law
5 7 (26.92%) Prototyping
6 6 (23.08%) Finance
7 4 (15.38%) Data Management
7 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (11.54%) MS Visio
8 3 (11.54%) Data Modelling
8 3 (11.54%) ITIL
8 3 (11.54%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
9 2 (7.69%) Virtual Team
9 2 (7.69%) Matrix Organization
9 2 (7.69%) Degree
9 2 (7.69%) QlikView
9 2 (7.69%) Risk Management
9 2 (7.69%) Programme Management
9 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
9 2 (7.69%) SQL
9 2 (7.69%) SQL Server

Project Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 12 (46.15%) MS Project
2 3 (11.54%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (11.54%) MS Visio
3 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP PM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.69%) QlikView
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (34.62%) Law
2 6 (23.08%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Virtual Team
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Handset
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (76.92%) Project Management
2 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (34.62%) Change Control
3 9 (34.62%) People Management
3 9 (34.62%) PRINCE2
3 9 (34.62%) Waterfall
4 7 (26.92%) Prototyping
5 4 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (15.38%) Data Management
5 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (11.54%) Data Modelling
6 3 (11.54%) ITIL
6 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
7 2 (7.69%) Matrix Organization
7 2 (7.69%) Programme Management
7 2 (7.69%) Risk Management
8 1 (3.85%) Change Management
8 1 (3.85%) ERP
8 1 (3.85%) Service Management
8 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) SC Cleared
1 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.85%) PMP
3 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) Cisco
1 1 (3.85%) Cognos
1 1 (3.85%) JD Edwards
1 1 (3.85%) SAP